Today I am sharing a DIY closet storage for babies/kids. I found this DIY system can be very helpful for those of you (like me) who may have limited space and/or are looking for a budget-friendly alternative to a closet/storage system. Our current situation is that we live in a tight-knit, one bedroom apartment in LA. It’s super cute, cozy, has a beautiful balcony view, but I don’t know how long we can manage here with a little baby. Gotta love LA for being so cramped for space (rolling my eyes). Annnnyways, in the meantime, I really needed to improvise with what I was going to do with all of my baby-to-be’s adorable clothes and accessories. We literally have ONE mid-sized closet, and that’s it. So after endless pinning, and searching for inspiration, ideas starting clicking in my head. One by one. I quickly got online and started searching Amazon and IKEA for things that I thought would work best. Next, I made a day trip to IKEA (so fun!) and after getting everything I didn’t need, I found items that worked perfectly with what I had in mind. Other ideas really started to flow into place after that, and I must say, I was very impressed with the final result. DIY projects can be sooo fun at times. 🙂
Have a look at what I paired up to make this DIY project work, at least for our space. Also, I have attached some links/pictures that will help you come up with ideas, or the direct links of the items I found, if you were wondering where to purchase them.
Oh, and I am so happy this project came together quickly since I’m on a short timeline here… less than two weeks away from my delivery date! tick-tock.
2 IKEA bookshelves used to organize and hold these items. See direct link below.
2 storage inserts used to hang clothes and hold blankets. See link below.
Oh, heyyyyy Miss. Sophie. Apparently, this tether is magic for babies. We shall see…
Shoe rack? Nope. I used a pot lid organizer from IKEA as a baby shoe rack. Link below.
Finally, I used glass cylinder vases to display these adorable hair bows!
They didn’t wrap around as nicely as I thought they would, so for easy access, I pinned them with hair clips.
IKEA storage systems:
- I got two of these bookshelves to make this work. You can find them here.
- I used two kitchen storage inserts to use as a hanging rack and storing blankets. Find them here.
- I found the pot lid holder worked best for a baby shoe rack. Find it here.
- I used glass vases to display these adorable hair bows, and pinned the, with a clip. Find the vases here, or at all dollar/art craft store.
Shop related items:
You have to check out Fawn Hill Co baby accessories. They are made of natural materials, and are absolutely adorable! I love the prints and feel of these styles. Also, these storage baskets are simply perfect. Click below for direct links, or check out more of their unique items here! I can’t wait to use them on my little babe.